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Lumutqueen 01-28-2019 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by princeofitaly (Post 2192160)
I read that last Queen of Italy Maria Josè of Belgium and also her brothers Leopold III of Belgium and Prince Charles Count of Flanders are cousins of Queen Elizabeth II.

Please, could someone tell me what is the connection between them?

That's a stretch at best to call them cousins. As far as I can see from a cursory glance Leopold, Marie-Jose and Charles on their fathers side have the ancestor Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Francis was the grandfather of Queen Victoria who is Elizabeth II great great grandmother.

Duc_et_Pair 01-28-2019 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Lumutqueen (Post 2192164)
That's a stretch at best to call them cousins. As far as I can see from a cursory glance Leopold, Marie-Jose and Charles on their fathers side have the ancestor Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Francis was the grandfather of Queen Victoria who is Elizabeth II great great grandmother.


No cousins at all, indeed:


King Leopold III / Princess Marie-José / Prince Charles
|
Albert I, King of the Belgians
x Elizabeth, Herzogin in Bayern
|
Philippe, prince de Belgique
x Maria, Prinzessin von Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
|
Leopold I, King of the Belgians
x Louise, princesse d'Orléans
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Franz, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld
x Auguste Prinzessin Reuß zu Ebersdorf
|
Ernst I, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
x Luise, Prinzessin von Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg
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Albert, Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
x Victoria, Queen of the UK of GB & I
|
Edward VII, King of the UK of GB & I
x Alexandra, Princess of Denmark
|
George V, King of the UK of GB & NI
x Mary, Princess of Teck
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George VII, King of the UK of GB & NI
x Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
|
Queen Elizabeth II / Princess Margaret

princeofitaly 01-29-2019 03:49 PM

Thanks so much for the explications.


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